1. slkyldy4evr

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    Hey Guys!
    So for all of you who make coops and barns, I would like to know what a 82x34 ft barn with electrical and dry walled would cost? Any ideas would be great:D
     
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  2. thomasboyle

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    A lot! I have a 40x50 barn which is insured for $80,000. Your barn will be 30% larger than that.

    My barn is post and beam, built in the 1800's, so replacing it with a new post and beam barn would cost $80K or more. I chose $80K for the insurance as I would build a smaller barn if this one burned down. I don't need that much space. If you went with metal, it would be less. I've heard a radio ad for $30K for a 5000 sq ft metal building. You don't say where you live, but that can impact costs by 20-30% as well. Are you doing the work yourself, or hiring a contractor?

    Are you sure you want drywall in a barn? Normally interior walls are plywood or board. Drywall is not normally used unless you plan to heat and air condition it. Moisture can be a problem with drywall.

    Also check your taxes on a barn that size. Depending where you live, it could be $0 to several thousand dollars a year. That makes a smaller barn a consideration as well since its not just construction cost.
     
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  3. Howard E

    Howard E Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Range of cost is huge, maybe as much as double or more, depending on about 10 or 15 more variables than you mentioned. Ballpark guess is a range from $15 to $30 per square foot. If it differed much from that I would expect it to be higher than lower.

    Your best bet is to ask local contractors/builders if they would be interested in providing you with either bids or ballpark numbers.

    Or, if you can handle a steep learning curve and want to take a stab at it, this might be an option for your to try:

    http://www.corelogic.com/solutions/marshall-swift.aspx

    There is probably a small fee of $10 or so to run an estimate.
     
  4. slkyldy4evr

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    Thanks guys!
     

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